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Old November 28th, 2010, 05:39 PM   #41
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Old November 28th, 2010, 05:42 PM   #42
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Old November 28th, 2010, 05:49 PM   #43
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Old November 28th, 2010, 05:53 PM   #44
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Old November 29th, 2010, 09:03 PM   #45
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Tomb of Jahangir

Tomb of Jahangir, is the mausoleum built for the Mughal Emperor Jahangir who ruled from 1605 to 1627. The mausoleum is located near the town of Shahdara Bagh in Lahore, Pakistan. His son Shah Jahan built the mausoleum 10 years after his father's death. It is sited in an attractive walled garden. It has four 30 meter high minarets. The interior is embellished with frescoes and pietra dura inlay and coloured marble. The mausoleum features prominently on the Pakistan Rupees 1,000 denomination bank note.

The entrance to the mausoleum is through two massive gateways of stone and masonry opposite each other (to the north and south) which lead to a square enclosure known as the Akbari Serai. This enclosure leads to another one, on the western side, giving full view of the garden in front of the mausoleum, which is traversed by four-bricked canals proceeding from the centre, and in which many fountains were placed which are now in ruins. The corridor around the mausoleum is adorned with a most elegant mosaic, representing flowers and Quranic verses.

The interior of the mausoleum is an elevated sarcophagus of white marble, the sides of which are wrought with flowers of mosaic in the same elegant style as the tombs in the Taj Mahal at Agra, India. On two sides of the sarcophagus the ninety-nine attributes of God are inlaid in black. Beautiful 'jalis' admit light in various patterns.

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Old December 2nd, 2010, 03:02 PM   #46
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Maryam-uz-Zamani Mosque

Among the most courtly Mughal monuments is a mosque built by Jahangir's mother—the daughter of the famous Raja of Amber Bihari Mal and sister of Raja Bhagwant Das, later a grandee at Akbar's court—who carried the title of Maryamuzzamani or Mary of the Age.
The mosque stands out for its unique fresco decoration, with which the whole interior surface of the prayer chamber is replete. The paintings are unrivalled for their delicacy, liveliness, perfection of technique, and variety of subject. The endless variety of geometric, floral, and inscriptional designs spread over the interior surface in a subtle colour scheme is not seen elsewhere. The surface has been divided into various panels of different shapes and dimensions according to the space available, and all the soffits, niches, squinches, arches, dome interiors, and apex are covered with these paintings.
It was due to the mosque's utilization as a gunpowder factory by Ranjit Singh, that the mosque became known as Barudkhana Wali Masjid. It was not until 1850 that the mosque was restored to the Muslims of Lahore who were able to rehabilitate it with their contributions.

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A shot of the Alamgiri Gate of the Lahore Fort


A shot of the Bahshahi Mosque minaars from the Lahore Fort's entrance path




A shot of the Badshahi Mosque and the Sikh Gurdwara (on the right).


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Wide-angle shot of the colorful passage leading to one of the gates of the Fort.


Wide-angle shot of the walls and the narrow corridors of the passage.


The gate made of pure iron.


Beautiful handcrafted wall with pigeon nests.


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What a beautiful and rich architectural legacy.

Thanks for posting all those wonderful pictures!
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